Category: Diagnostic Test

PET Scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to detect disease. In my case, the disease is cancer. The tracer was injected and I spent an hour relaxing which allowed it to circulate via the blood system to tissues throughout my body. The tracer collects in areas ….  Read More

Pulmonary Function Test

Today I had a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). This is a non-invasive procedure to determine how well my lungs are working. There are four diagnostics: lung capacity lung volume rate of flow gas exchange My place was in the chair shown above, take the tube in my mouth (a sterile mouthpiece that is attached to ….  Read More